Judge hearing arguments about release of names of those considered for Detroit Emergency Manager

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A hearing is underway in which a Wayne County Judge could decide whether to order the names of applicants to be Detroit Emergency Manager be made public. 

Union activist Robert Davis sued to get email from the Michigan Department of Treasury that shows who Governor Rick Snyder and his aides considered for the job that was given to Kevyn Orr in March. But in the documents turned over to Davis, the names of job candidates were redacted.

The Governor and Michigan Attorney General filed an emergency motion on Friday for the Governor to intervene and that was granted by Judge Maria Oxholm this morning. 

The Governor says those names can be kept private under Executive Privilege. 

The judge has clean copies of documents for her private review.  

Davis maintains that Detroit Mayoral Candidate Mike Duggan was one of the people considered for the EM job, which Duggan vehemently denies. 

A ruling is expected at 3:30 pm.

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